Research finds Biomarkers in Older Adults with Late-Life Depression
Major depression in older adults is very common, disabling, and increases the risk of many diseases of aging including Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, cardiovascular and even mortality. Therefore, it constitutes a major public health issue, especially considering the growing number of older adults in the U.S. and worldwide.
Opioid Addiction and Withdrawal: What You Should Know
UConn Health psychiatry expert Dr. Lakshit Jain on America's struggle with opioid addiction, the health dangers of opioid withdrawal, the latest treatments, and how to seek help
Dr. David Steffens Named Distinguished Life Fellow by American Psychiatric Association
Chair of Psychiatry Dr. David Steffens has been named a Distinguished Life Fellow by The American Psychiatric Association.
Q&A: The Challenges of Pandemic-Era Readjustment for Children and Adolescents
Dr. Asima Zehgeer of UConn Health’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic discusses challenges faced by children and teens in the wake of COVID-19
Not (Just) a Shock: ECT Reduces Suicides in Depressed Elders
Electroconvulsive therapy has been shown to effectively treat life-threatening major depression
NIH Grant Supports Clinical Trial to Determine if Video Games Can Relieve Late-Life Depression
UConn Health will participate in a two-site study with University of Utah Health scientists led by Dr. Sarah Shizuko Morimoto who have received a five-year, $7.5-million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.